May 11, 2017

Foodies, Rejoice: Here's How Mario Batali Makes Pizza at Home

by Hadley Mendelsohn

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Pizza is the ultimate crowd-pleasing comfort food. Whether you prefer fancy thin-crust pie or a slice from the local shop, a classic margarita pizza is hard to beat. And while we love ordering a pizza when we're out at our favorite Italian restaurants, it's also a super-fun meal to make at home. And when it comes to cooking gourmet Italian food, there's no one we'd rather learn from than Mario Batali, the chef behind Lupa, Babbo, and Esca. According to this Bon Appétit rapid-fire interview, he's literally made more than 10 million pizzas, which is quite the achievement.

In Bon Appétit's video, Batali teaches us how to toss dough and sprinkle toppings like a pro, plus a few other unexpected cooking secrets for making your pizza taste gourmet. This classic recipe won't disappoint, so consider it your solution to a memorable pizza party or a personal pie on a quiet night in. Pro tip: Make extra dough, and freeze it so you can keep it on deck for a quick weeknight dinner on a busy evening. Watch Batali work his magic, and then get started in the kitchen to make your own pizza.

Let us know how your pizza party goes in the comment section below!